Places Archives: Mexico

Zapatista Women Convoke International Women’s Gathering

Featured image:  Zapatista women convoke International Women’s Gathering.     by Chiapas Support Committee CONVOCATION of the FIRST INTERNATIONAL GATHERING of POLITICS, ART, SPORTS, and CULTURE for WOMEN in STRUGGLE Communiqué of the Indigenous Revolutionary Clandestine Committee, General Command of the Zapatista National Liberation Army To the women of Mexico and the World: To the … Continue reading Zapatista Women Convoke International Women’s Gathering

Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border

Featured image: Yaqui community gathering Credit: Andrea Arzaba, CC BY–SA 4.0      by Steve Horn / DeSmog Since Mexico privatized its oil and gas resources in 2013, border-crossing pipelines including those owned by Sempra Energy and TransCanada have come under intense scrutiny and legal challenges, particularly from Indigenous peoples. Opening up the spigot for U.S. companies to sell oil and gas into Mexico was a top priority … Continue reading Mexico’s Standing Rock? Sempra, TransCanada Face Indigenous Pipeline Resistance South of Border

Lawsuit Targets Trump Administration’s Failure to Act to Save Vanishing Porpoises

Suit Seeks Ban on Mexican Seafood Imports to Prevent Extinction of Vaquita      by Center for Biological Diversity WASHINGTON— Conservation groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration today for failing to respond to their emergency request to ban certain seafood imports from Mexico’s Gulf of California in order to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise … Continue reading Lawsuit Targets Trump Administration’s Failure to Act to Save Vanishing Porpoises

Justice Thwarted in Huichol Land Restitution Case

Featured image by Octaviano Díaz Chema      by Tracy Barnett / Intercontinental Cry HUAJIMIC, Nayarit, Mexico — A century-old land conflict has flared up again in the Western Sierra Madre, deepening already raw tensions in the wake of the May 2017 assassination of two Huichol (Wixárika) leaders who fought to reclaim that land. On Friday, … Continue reading Justice Thwarted in Huichol Land Restitution Case

Chief John Moreno Jailed in Mexico

     by Jamie Sechrist TODOS SANTOS, BCS, MX–Chief John J. Moreno, of the traditional Council of Chiefs at Crow Dog’s Sundance, Rosebud, Lakota Territory, has been jailed in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico, in what looks like an effort to silence the young environmental attorney. Moreno, lead attorney for local fishermen and the … Continue reading Chief John Moreno Jailed in Mexico

Huichol Leader Assassinations “A Wound to the Heart of the Community”

Featured image: Nearly 1,000 Wixárika community members participated in a mobilization led by Miguel Vázquez Torres Sept. 22, 2016, to reclaim the first parcel of 10,000 hectares being contested in the federal agrarian tribunal. Photo: Abraham Pérez Este artículo está disponible en español aquí      by Tracy Barnett / Intercontinental Cry GUADALAJARA — As commissioner … Continue reading Huichol Leader Assassinations “A Wound to the Heart of the Community”

The Arizona Tribe That Knows How to Stop a Trump Wall

     by Tristan Ahtone / Yes Magazine President-elect Donald Trump says that he will build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. It will stop undocumented immigrants from entering the country. It will stop drugs from entering the country. It will be 50 feet tall. It will be nearly a thousand miles long. And it … Continue reading The Arizona Tribe That Knows How to Stop a Trump Wall

National Indigenous Congress of Mexico to Launch Presidential Campaign in 2018

     by Emmy Keppler / Intercontinental Cry On October 13, the 500 delegates of the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) reached complete consensus on the proposal presented by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) at the opening of the fifth Congress three days earlier: the CNI will collectively enter the 2018 Mexican presidential race with … Continue reading National Indigenous Congress of Mexico to Launch Presidential Campaign in 2018

Indigenous Wixarika Community Gears Up To Take Back Their Land From Mexican Ranchers

Featured image: The Wixárika community of San Sebastian Teponahuaxtlán or Wuaut+a is preparing to send 1,000 members to the remote Nayarit community of Huajimic to take back from the ranchers lands that the courts have ruled belong to the Wixárika. Photo from Facebook/San Sebastian Teponahuaxtlán.      by Tracy Barnett / Intercontinental Cry A contingent of … Continue reading Indigenous Wixarika Community Gears Up To Take Back Their Land From Mexican Ranchers

Yaquis: The Story of a People’s War and a Genocide in Mexico

By Intercontinental Cry In this 60-minute film, the Mexican writer, novelist and political activist Paco Taibo II travels to the territory of the Yaqui Peoples to remember the longest-running armed struggle in Mexico’s history (1867-1909); a righteous struggle that was dragged to its end, in Paco Taibo’s own words, through a malignant ten year program … Continue reading Yaquis: The Story of a People’s War and a Genocide in Mexico